New Yorkers have more opportunities than ever to register and vote. To ensure your voice is heard and that you can exercise your civic duty safely and securely, the New York State Senate has enacted critical election reforms over the last two years. These reforms only make the process easier. Voting is ultimately up to you.
November 3, 2020: This is the last day your ballot can be postmarked. Your ballot must be received by the local board of elections no later than November 10, 2020.
Military Voter Ballots must be received no later than November 16, 2020. This is also the last day to deliver your ballot in-person to the local board of elections, or any poll site.
Voting by Absentee Ballot (Important Dates!) Read More
For the November 2020 Election, You may receive an absentee ballot if you believe in-person voting puts yourself or others at unnecessary risk. You may request an absentee ballot online. Requests may also be made by mail, phone, fax, and in-person to your local county board of elections. Paper forms are available in English and Spanish. Any voter with special needs may request an accessible electronic absentee ballot.
October 27, 2020: Last day to apply online, by email, fax, or to postmark an application or letter of application by mail for an absentee ballot.
The US Post Office cannot guarantee timely delivery of ballots. For The 2020 General election, if your mail-in ballot arrives at your local board of elections no later than the day after the election, it is presumed to have been mailed in time. It is still important to request your absentee ballot and mail it in ASAP.
November 2, 2020: Last day to apply in-person for absentee ballot.
November 3, 2020: Today’s The Day!
If you haven’t voted by mail, or at an early voting polling site, do it the old-fashioned way. This is also the last day your mail-in ballot can be postmarked.
November 10, 2020: Your ballot must be received by your local board of elections by this date.
November 16, 2020: Military Ballots must be received by this date. This is also the last day to deliver your ballot in-person to the local board of elections, or any poll site.
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New Yorkers can vote before Election Day. Early voting works the same as voting on Election Day. Just show up at your early voting site, check in to receive your ballot, and cast your vote.
Early voting is open from October 24, 2020 to November 1, 2020 Registered voters can find their designated early voting sites and hours by county below.
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By Mail: To be eligible to vote in the November 3, 2020 General Election your mail-in application must be postmarked no later than October 9, 2020. It must be received by your local board of elections no later than October 14, 2020. (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
In Person: To be eligible to vote in the November 3, 2020 General Election you may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day. Your application must be received no later than October 9, 2020.
Change of Address: Your local county board of elections must have your change of address request in-hand no later than October 14, 2020 to be eligible to vote at your new polling site on November 3, 2020. (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-208(3))
If you were honorably discharged from the US Military or became a naturalized US Citizen after October 9, 2020, you may register in person at the Board of Elections up until October 24, 2020. (N.Y. Election Law Sections 5-210, 5-211, 5-212).This is also the last day to deliver your ballot in-person to the local board of elections, or any poll site.
Registered voters can find their designated early voting sites and hours by county.